Ever since Louis Van Gaal took charge of Manchester United, three Bayern Munich players have been incessantly linked to the red devils. They are Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller and they have bought Schweinsteiger. And according to reports in England they are ready to provide an escape route to Dutch winger Arjen Robben after reports emerged that he is not on good terms with striker Robert Lewandowski after the Polish striker apparently told sources that the Dutchman is too selfish to play with.
The 32-year old is one of the best players in the world, but he lost his place to Kingsley Coman and Douglas Costa this season after a stomach injury ruled him out at the start. He feels that he has at least 3 more years at the top, something he is not getting at Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola. So, working for his former manager who he has a great relationship while earning ridiculous amounts of money and raising his social media followers almost three times might look like a great prospect to the Dutch superstar.
And in all honesty I would happily welcome Robben to our club as he is one of the 10 best players in the world and can win games on his own and has done it all at the highest level. His signing could also be like the Schweinsteiger signing so that he can be a role model to the younger players and can make his experience count in big games. Also, the fact that he has not lost pace means he can go for a good three years and those three years could be huge for Manchester United because signing Robben would instantly make them favorites for the Premier League title and put them on the map again on the Champions League stage.
It is a well-known fact that Manchester United do not have a right winger who can cause trouble like Martial can do at left wing, Juan Mata while good, he’s better at the number 10 role and Robben’s arrival could make him move to the center from where he can control play and thread balls to Martial and Robben who can put in crosses for Wayne Rooney or score goals themselves. But, since Robben has had fitness problems before, United should hope he doesn’t get injured and rotate him with Jesse Lingard a lot so Robben does not get overworked, kind of like how they are doing with Carrick and Schweinsteiger. Of course, all that’s possible f they indeed sign him.
It’s down to Ed Woodward, he has to somehow get a deal done with a man who doesn’t like the Man United chief executive that much, Karl- Heinz Rummenigge.